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1 Peso Moscow '80 XXII Summer Olympics

1 Peso (Moscow '80 XXII Summer Olympics) -  obverse 1 Peso (Moscow '80 XXII Summer Olympics) -  reverse

Features

Country Cuba
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1980
Value 1 Peso (1 CUP)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 11.5 g
Diameter 30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 1980
References KM# 193
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Sports, Serie I: 1980 XXII Summer Olympics, Moscow

Obverse

Cuban coat of arms , country name on top, face value below.

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE CUBA
* 1 PESO *

Engraver: Charles Edward Barber

Charles Edward Barber was the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1879 until his death in 1917. Although Barber's coins were met with mixed reviews, he had a long and fruitful career in coinage, designing most of the coins used at the mint during his time as Chief Engraver.

Reverse

Stick figures playing different sports, no frames, date and place below.

Lettering:
XXII OLIMPIADA MUNDIAL
1980
MOSCU • 80

Translation:
22nd. World Olympics Games
1980
Moscow '80

Edge

Smooth

Comments

With this series, Cuban minthouse started sports-related coins. Cuba earned twenty six medals at Moscow.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1980  3,000

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